New Core 2 duo experience

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xUKHCx, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    I am pretty annoyed right now. Just want to vent it.

    I bought a core 2 duo 20 iMac with 2 gb ram, 256 vram and wireless keyboard, on the 3rd of october.

    The computer (1) came but it was making weird noises and kernal paniced quite a lot. It was returned for replacement

    Computer 2: This came and it kernal paniced and destroyed my harddrive (wouldnt boot master.pswd missing in the first instance then just grey folder icon a couple of days later)

    Computer 3: Came with a dark area slap bang in the middle of the screen (as if knocked extremely hard) and a damaged case - seems like the back might fall off.

    Computer 4: Working fine yesterday night and come this morning, wont boot up. The screen remains off and the LED just flashes very brightly very quickly.

    Good job they let me keep computer 3 until computer 4 had come. So currently i have two iMacs one dead and the other with a damaged screen and case.

    Called apple and they said usually they stop sending out replacements at this point and would refer me to an apple service provider. Like it is my fault they are sending me duff machines. I all my conversations will apple managers have failed to call me back on three seperate instances.

    Currently they are sending me another computer and when that comes (assuming it is alright) they will talk about good will gesters. However if it is faulty then they are going to give me a refund and no good will gester and no computer.

    I am really quite annoyed at how they ahve treated me, it seems as if they are taking responsibility for the fact that they are the ones who are sending me fautly computers, it is not my fault at all. Anybody with any experience as to what this good will gester might be.

    Apart from all this the computer is amazing in regards to my old iMac (G5 1gb Ram rev A) so much faster it is ridiculous and so much more capable. If only they sort out Finder multitasking in Leopard it will be leaps and bounds ahead of the G5.
  2. ksz macrumors 68000

    Oct 28, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Zero for four. What are the chances of that?

    Seriously, I don't know what to say, except to ask whether you are a magnet for misfortune. ;)

    But look on the bright side. The chances of your 5th replacement (if they replace it) being bad is now much much less. And if even the 5th happens to go bad, then the chances of the 6th being bad are even less.

    But probability can always backfire. You might get 10 bad machines in a row, to hell with probability. In that case I would strongly urge you to go to the Dell website and do all further shopping over there because, after all, some things were just not meant to be! :p
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    That sounds like bad RAM to me. Try using the RAM from Computer 3 in Computer 4 and see what happens
  4. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Good idea, i changed the ram over, computer 4 still doesnt work and comptuer 3 works fine. So it is not the ram from the machine that is faulty.

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